|Scientific Name||Giliastrum rigidulum (Gilia rigidula, Gilia rigidula ssp. rigidula)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GIRI3|
|Common Name||Blue Gilia, Bluebowls||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||845234|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, rocky, caliche or gypsum soils in grasslands, desert scrub, and woodlands.
Plant: Low-growing perennial 4 to 10 inches tall, many spreading branches from base; fine glandular-hairy stem and leaves.
Leaves: Lower leaves unsymmetrically dissected into a few oblong, often dentate segments, becoming linear or thread-like above; up to 1-3/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Flowers 3/8 to 3/4-inch across on peduncles about 1 inch long; 5 violet-blue, overlapping, spreading petals, yellow center; protruding white style and bright yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: April to August; sometimes in fall.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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